Mental sharpness and intelligence are very valuable in today’s age. In order to be highly successful you must able to think quickly and stay mentally sharp at all time so that you don’t fall behind your competition.
In today’s article, I will give you tips on how to stay mentally sharp at all times.
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1. Stay Focused on Your Goals
When you have a clear and defined vision of where you want to be in life and how you want to get there, you will be able to stay mentally sharp. When you have no vision and are confusion about your future, your mind will follow suit and you will find that your thoughts and actions will be scattered most of the time.
When you can learn to focus, your productivity will naturally improve as well. Always take some time aside to write down what your goals are and create a step by step plan to achieve them and this will help you.
2. Eat Healthy
Our brains are constantly working, they are responsible for our breathing, senses, heartbeat, and even work while we are sleeping.
It is safe to compare our brains to a high performance car. High performance cars operate at their best when they are filled up with premium fuel. However, if these cars get regular fuel and not premium fuel they will not run as efficiently and will soon start to malfunction — our brains are no different.
Studies have shown that diets high in refined sugar and fats can lead to impaired brain function. On the other hand, it’s been proven that diets high in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants are linked to higher brain function and better memory.
Fuel your brain with premium fuel instead of the regular fuel. Invest in your health by adopting healthy eating habits and you will be more mentally sharp.
3. Eliminate Bad Habits
It’s important to eliminate bad habits from your lifestyle such as smoking and drinking. These habits have a very negative impact on your productivity and mental sharpness. Studies have shown that smoking and drinking can lead to problems in the brain in the short and long term.
Shockingly many studies have shown that smoking over the long term can cause the cortex to thin which causes memory loss. The cortex is an outer layer of the brain that naturally thins over time, but the studies have shown that smoking accelerates that process!
Studies have also shown that drinking over long term can cause memory impairment, diminished brain size, inability to think creatively, memory loss, and loss of attention span.
Avoid bad habits and you will find that you are becoming a lot more mentally sharp! Avoid other bad habits which are time wasters and out you into a lazy state of mind such as over indulging in media entertainment and watching T.V.
4. Take More Massive Action
When you get caught up in worrying about the past or future you are stealing precious moments of alertness from yourself.
When you find yourself struggling with mental block and stuck in one place always remember that overthinking and over worrying are just a waste of time. Instead, focus on solutions and take massive action on a consistent basis and overtime your focus will improve and you will get more done.
You can improve your mental sharpness by practicing these 4 steps. A big part of your thinking and alertness does come from the food you eat and your habits. Also, make sure to get sufficient amounts of sleep as this is another huge contributor. Do these things and you will be on your way to more alertness, intelligence, and success!
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